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Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

I worked at Wall Street Journal full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great customers, solid product, incredible audience

Cons

Comp plan doesn't separate the good from bad or the best from the pack enough

Advice to Management

Most investments in research and research dept will have a great ROI

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  1. Helpful (2)

    New Management Sucks

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    Current Employee - Business Development Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wall Street Journal full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with Pay is good

    Cons

    New management has come in and cut a lot of the work force and things don't run half as well as they used to. Laid off employees that had been with the company for upwards for 20+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Have more respect for long time employees. Take the time to understand what people do before you fire them.


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    An otherwise great experience hampered by cultural problems

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    Former Employee - Journalist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Journalist in New York, NY

    I worked at Wall Street Journal (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working at WSJ is a great experience for any budding journalist. You have the opportunity to meet brilliant people and cover interesting stories, and the brand name, of course, is second-to-none.

    Cons

    I can't speak for other departments, but there were real cultural problems on my team. The boss himself was great, but many of my co-workers stuck to their own little silos and refused to deal with others. It wasn't just a matter of refusing to mentor a young journalist or what have you -- some were downright unfriendly. To put it more simply, the people were brilliant intellectually, but not so brilliant socially. And, just like any other job, the people you work with determine how much you enjoy your job. (I should add, though, that some of the people I met on the business side of the company were really outstanding).

    Advice to Management

    Yes, the product on paper is what people see...but it isn't the only part of the business that matters. Don't forget about culture.


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